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The Douro's greatest grape finds its champion in Quinta de S. José.
“Increasingly a go-to source for Touriga Nacional and Touriga-dominated wines ... as good as it gets in Douro.”Mark Squires, The Wine Advocate
Gonon's rare white Saint-Joseph in a three-vintage vertical.
“A touchstone wine for the region.”Josh Raynolds on Les Oliviers
“A rich jewel of a wine.”John Livingstone-Learmonth on Les Oliviers
“One of the greatest estates of the northern Rhône today.”John Gilman on Gonon
The smart money is on Pierre Cotton to become The Giant of Beaujolais’ Traditional Revival.
“I can think of few better indicators of the stratospheric potential of cru Beaujolais terroir than the nascent career of young Odenas winemaker Pierre Cotton.”Aaron Ayscough, Not Drinking Poison in Paris
Three great vintages of the ultra-rare Ogier Condrieu Vieilles Vignes de Jacques Vernay ... just 125 cases made.
Superstar on a roll: in the Wine Advocate, 97 points for the 2015 and 96 points for the 2013 and 2011.
Domaine Forey’s Towering 2012 & 2014 Clos Vougeots
“Impressively powerful, muscular and textured … classically styled. 94 rating.”Burghound on the 2014
“Intense and delicious … wonderfully long ... built-to-age.Burghound on the 2012
2013 Rocche, Villero, Ca' Mia & Garblet Sue
“These will be thrilling wines to follow for several decades.”Antonio Galloni on the 2013 Brovia Barolos
Explore the great 2012 Cornas vintage in a riveting mixed 6-pack.
“Soulful, expressive wines ... the rare combination ofEric Asimov, New York Times on Cornas
northern Rhône finesse combined with southern sun.”
“Balance over power ... a vintage that brings out the elegance in Cornas.”John Livingstone-Learmonth on 2012 Cornas
A noble terroir elevates Chandon de Briailles' Île des Vergelesses Blanc.
“One of my favorite “sleeper” white Burgundy bottlings … consistently excellent year in and year out.”John Gilman
Ciacci’s 2013 Brunello “Pianrosso” rivals the famed 1990.
“Dazzling … remarkable finesse combined with an age-worthy structure. 98 rating.”Kerin O’Keefe, Wine Enthusiast
2014 Billaud-Simon Chablis Tête d’Or
“Classic Chablis character ... excellent depth and length. Recommended.” Allen Meadows
“Situated at the foot of Montée de Tonnerre, on similar soil ... lively and long. Very promising.”Stephen Tanzer
Three Hidden Gems from Rioja’s Great 1970 Vintage
Our mission to unearth caches of classic Rioja from the best cellars of northern Spain has led us to troves of great and rare wine. But it has also taught us two valuable lessons about aged Rioja.
Chave’s “Domaine” St. Joseph
“One of the best examples I know ... delivers remarkably good value ... especially compared to Hermitages of equal quality.”Josh Raynolds on Chave St. Joseph
Ca’ Nova’s brilliantly old-school 2013 Montefico & Montestefano
“One of the true undiscovered jewels of Barbaresco … intense, classically proportioned Barbarescos full of personality.”Antonio Galloni
Clape’s Fabulous Côtes du Rhône & Le Vin des Amis
“Some of the best kept secrets of the northern Rhône.”Jeb Dunnuck
Pristine 1968 Barolos from an 18th-century cellar.
The Rare Wine Co. has earned its reputation as the country’s most trusted source for older Barolo and Barbaresco for a reason: we do our homework.
Cédric Bouchard’s Val de Vilaine Blanc de Noirs, 2008-2012
“Minute quantities of impeccably exquisite wines.”Peter Liem on Cédric Bouchard
“Some of the most vivid, eloquent Champagnes readers are likely to come across and I can’t recommend them highly enough.”Antonio Galloni on Bouchard’s wines
A mixed 6-pack of Chevillon’s brilliant 2013s
“An absolutely superb set of wines.”John Gilman, View from the Cellar
Denis Bachelet’s transcendent Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
“I love Denis Bachelet’s Gevrey Vieilles Vignes bottling, which year in and year out is the quality equivalent of a top ... high class juice!” John Gilman, View from the Cellar
“Some of the best not just in Gevrey-Chambertin, but in Burgundy.”Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate on Bachelet
An Epic Vintage Creates Greatness in Serralunga’s Francia and Cerretta
“Some of the finest Barberas I have tasted here … rich, radiant and explosive.”Antonio Galloni
John Raytek’s Brilliant 2015 Ceritas Chardonnays & Pinot Noirs
“Off the charts great.”Antonio Galloni on the Ceritas 2015s
François Cotat’s Brilliant Sancerre Rosé: 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2011
“The greatest rosé in the Loire Valley, and one ofJohn Gilman, View from the Cellar
the two or three greatest dry in the entire world.”
1985 and 1987 Coto de Imaz Gran Reservas
While stocks of well-cellared old Rioja are fast drying up, and prices from the producers are on a steep ascent, we continue our search.
2015 Crozes-Hermitage: The Insiders’ Northern Rhône Syrahs Come of Age.
“2015 is a joyous year at Crozes-Hermitage.”John Livingstone-Learmonth
“A huge success in 2015.”Jeb Dunnuck on Crozes-Hermitage
Vincent Paris’ Epic 2015 Cornas La Geynale
“Powerful yet almost shockingly graceful style … superb detail and focus. 95 rating.”Josh Raynolds
“The finest wine made from this up and coming superstar. 98 rating.”Jeb Dunnuck
Domaine Georges Vernay’s Coteau de Vernon & Chaillées de l’Enfer
“This is the top house for elegant, utterly refined Condrieu.”John Livingstone-Learmonth
“Readers looking for the best Condrieu has to offer need look no further.”Jeb Dunnuck
The stunning, decade-old 2007 Vallana Gattinara
“Intense, ample aromas … firmly structured … a mineral vein energizes the finish. 94 rating.”Kerin O’Keefe, author of Barolo and Barbaresco, The King and Queen of Italian Wine
Biondi-Santi was one of the most anticipated of 2010 Brunello releases. And it could be a major disappointment for those who miss it.
“A thing of real beauty.”Antonio Galloni on 2010 Biondi-Santi Brunello
The Old School Nebbiolo, 2011 Le Piane Boca
“Among the great wines of Italy ... simply a magical bottle. 96 rating.”Antonio Galloni
Two Parker 100-point 2010 Châteauneuf du Papes: Grand Veneur Vieilles Vignes & Mas de Boislauzon Cuvée de Quet
“A monumental effort meriting a perfect score.”Robert Parker on the 2010 Grand Veneur V.V.
“Everything one could desire in a dry red wine.”Robert Parker on the 2010 Cuvée de Quet
Old-Vine brilliance from Champs Chenys 2013-2015, including possibly the last-ever Cuvée de Vieilles Vignes.
“One of the very top domaines in all of the Côte d’Or.”John Gilman
2015 Malartic-Lagravière Rouge: Shadowing the Big Boys in an Historic Vintage
“Rich, dramatic and powerful. 96+ rating.”Antonio Galloni
“Stupendous … 94-96 rating.”Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
Louis Michel’s great 2014s
“Michel’s name instantly springs to mind among connoisseurs when they consider which domaine best represents the ‘no wood’ school in Chablis.”Allen Meadows, Burghound
Beppe Colla’s 2013 Barolo Bussia Dardi Le Rose recalls the great Prunotto Bussias from 1961 to 1990.
“Reminds me of some of the most profound Barolos and Barbarescos I have tasted … don’t miss it. 96 rating.”Antonio Galloni
Elio Grasso’s extraordinary 2013 & 2010 crus take their place in the Barolo elite.
“Grasso's Barolos sit at a very high level within the hierarchy of Piedmont's top estates.”Antonio Galloni
The top-of-the-line 1964 from an Old School Rioja great, Bodegas Montecillo
As 1961 is to Bordeaux, so 1964 is for Rioja: the region’s true “vintage of the century.”
Jean-François Ganevat creates magic in a pair of painfully low-yield vintages.
“Wines mind-boggling both in diversity and quality.”The Wine Advocate on Ganevat
“What Didier Dageuneau did for Pouilly-Fumé, Ganevat has done for the southern stretches of the Jura in less than the blink of an eye.”Vinous Media
The full spectrum of expression from the Master of Morgon, Jean Foillard
“Wonderful, life-affirming expressions of Beaujolais ...Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
superb tension and energy.”
2009 & 2012 Old School Red Burgundies
“A scintillating set of Savigny-les-Beaune winesNeal Martin, Wine Advocate on the 2012s
from quite possibly the village’s finest producer.”
Long-Depaquit’s monumental 2014 Les Clos & 2014 Vaudésir at abargain mixed 6-pack price.
“Explosively persistent. 94 rating.”Burghound on Les Clos
“Positively huge length. 94 rating.”Burghound on Vaudésir
Charles Heidsieck’s Masterful 2005 Brut
“Thierry Roset makes one of his masterpieces here.”Richard Juhlin
“Deep, full-bodied, focused and complex ... classic finish ... fine, fine juice.”John Gilman
There are other great producers, but none that can match the consistency of Charles Heidsieck.”Tom Stevenson
The rare 2008 Mount Eden Reserve, perfectly cellared by us since release.
“What a gorgeous wine the 2008 is turning out to be ... 96 rating.”Antonio Galloni
“If I were to present to a visiting European the wines of just one California winery to demonstrate the originality of California wine, I’d choose Mount Eden.”Matt Kramer on Mount Eden
Fuligni’s 2013 shares “wine of the vintage” honors
“This hauntingly beautiful wine showcases everything Brunello can be. 97 rating.”Ian D’Agata, Vinous
From their library, 1978 Châteauneuf Les Cèdres
“The Benchmark House when I started in the Rhône in 1973.”John Livingstone-Learmonth on Paul Jaboulet Aîné
Monumental Hermitages: Delas Les Bessards and Tourettes
“One of the top two to three wines in the vintage.”Jeb Dunnuck on the 2011 Les Bessards
“Magnificent.”Robert Parker on the 2009 Tourettes
A prized vertical of López de Heredia’s Viña Bosconia Reserva—2006, 2005 & 2004
“Amazing wines.” Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate on Bosconia Reserva
“Rioja’s greatest estate.”John Gilman
Among the last of the classic 2010 Brunellos
“One beautiful Sangiovese … 94 rating.”Monica Larner
“Best wine from here for ages. 96 rating.”James Suckling
2009 Pierre Gimonnet Cuvée Fleuron
“Absolutely fabulous. 94 rating.”Antonio Galloni
An unheard-of White Burgundy Steal. The Transcendent 2014 Fichet Auxey-Duresses.
“It is rare outside of [Leroy’s] Domaine d’Auvenay to see villages level Auxey of this quality.”Allen Meadows on the 2001
“Creamy, Meursault-like ... with plenty of energy. Finishes with noteworthy persistence.”on the 2008
“A hugely delicious, affordable white Burgundy.”Antonio Galloni on the 2010
Delas’ Spectacular 2014 Condrieu Clos Boucher & 2015 Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes Blanc
“Sensational ... 97 rating.”Jeb Dunnuck on the ’15 Delas Tourettes
“Killer Condrieu ... 95 rating.”Jeb Dunnuck on the ’14 Clos Boucher
Incredible Assortments featuring Gonon, Balthazar, Chatagnier & Gramenon 2016s
“Graceful, elegant reds that showcase balance and freshness.”Josh Raynolds on the 2016 Northern Rhônes
“You are going to want these wines in your cellar.”Jeb Dunnuck on the 2016 Southern Rhônes
A vanishing legacy survives in a beautiful 2010 single-vineyard Barbaresco Riserva
Virtually hidden in Piemonte’s rich history is the story of a forgotten cousin of Nebbiolo, called Nebbiolo Rosé.
Pierre Gimonnet’s Extraordinary 2010 Special Club Grands Terroirs de Chardonnay
“Intense, resonant old-vine depth.”Peter Liem on Gimonnet Special Club
“Super delicious ... ”Richard Juhlin
Peciña’s 2006 V.S. Rioja: a drop-dead gorgeous red
“Long, pure and classic. 94+ rating.”John Gilman
Faiveley’s Towering 2012 & 2015 Mazis-Chambertin
“One of the standouts of the Côte de Nuits. 97 rating.”Neal Martin on the 2012
“Wonderfully concentrated ... palate-staining perfume. 93-96 rating.”Stephen Tanzer on the 2015
2014 Côtes du Rhône “lieu dit Clavin”
“Suave marriage of power and tension. 92 rating.”Josh Raynolds
Joseph Roty’s 2015 Cuvée de Pressonnier crushes the competition.
“Utterly suave ... punches way over its weight.”John Gilman
“Outstanding depth and length.”Allen Meadows
Fontanafredda’s new single-cru Proprietà in Fontanafredda
“Long, intense and complex.”Wine Spectator
“Smokey and savory ... a level of finesse and light-footedness that you don’t usually see in Serralunga d’Alba wines.”Wine Advocate
... in 3-liter bottles of 2011 Produttori Barbaresco
“Barbaresco may have gotten its revenge in 2011.”Antonio Galloni
Huet’s monumental 2015 Cuvée Constance.
“Stunning from the start … nearly endless finish. 99 rating.”James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
“Everything one could hope for from the confluence of this great estate and a legendary vintage. 97+ rating.”John Gilman
2009 Paul Pernot Bâtard-Montrachet
“Densely packed, massive and classically dry … considerable power.” Stephen Tanzer, Vinous
“Very Bâtard in character … lovely sense of harmony and intensity … quite powerful.”Allen Meadows, Burghound
Philipponnat’s Brilliant 2008 Cuvée 1522 Takes its Place with Champagne’s Elite
“Extraordinary. 94 rating.”Stephen Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
“Wonderfully rich, creamy and expansive.”Antonio Galloni
2015 Château Thivin Côte de Brouilly
“What a fantastic Beaujolais … as good as it gets. 94 rating.”Neal Martin
Conterno's "Il Rosato" Reinvents Rose in Gattinara
A New Milestone for Rostaing's La Landonne.
“Rocket wine—off we go from la terre to the sky in one glass.John Livingstone-Learmonth
“Immense richness and power without any apparent weight … breathtaking stuff. 99+ rating.”Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
Long the steward of her family’s domaine, the mythic Madame Fallet still makes Avize Blanc de Blancs of great originality.
A Duo of Ganevat’s Painfully Scarce Pinot Noirs
“What Didier Dagueneau did for Pouilly-Fumé, Ganevat has done for the southern stretches of the Jura in less than the blink of an eye.”Vinous
Lenoble's Chouilly mag 14 rocked the Champagne world. Chouilly mag 16 is even better
“The most admired boutique family house right now … there is an international buzz.”Jancis Robinson on A.R. Lenoble
“... an alluring textural richness with a chiseled, focused structure and a wonderfully chalky salinity.”Peter Liem on Lenoble's Chouilly mag 16
It took Spain more than a century to take its old-vine terroirs seriously. Now it’s Europe’s most exciting wine story. And CUNE’s new Virgen Del Galir is pioneering at give-away prices.
“It will not be easy to find this wine, but boy, if you will, you are into lots of pleasure.”Tim Atkin on Regueirón
“A stellar bottle in due course!”John Gilman on A Villeira
Vieux Donjon’s 2018 CDP is what Barolo & Burgundy lovers want to drink.
“What joy! Just one wine, no special nonsense Cuvées.”John Livingstone-Learmonth on Le Vieux Donjon
“A magnificent wine … despite its striking intensity, it remains remarkably weightless and elegant. 100 rating.”William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
Dream of Coche-Dury & Roulot? Move this to the top of the list.
"Stunners, without question."Josh Raynolds
“Reminding many of the wines of Coche-Dury.”Charles Curtis MW
“Character of a great white Burgundy, with Oregonian flesh and power.”Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate
Two great 2014 Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-Georges 1er Crus
“One of the great recent vintages for this superb estate.”John Gilman on the Gouges 2014s
“A reference point vintage for this fine terroir. 94 rating.”John Gilman on Clos des Porrets
“One of the best Les Pruliers from Gouges ... thus far! 94 rating.”Neal Martin on Pruliers
In the Shadow of the Rhône, Rostaing’s 2016 Puech Noble embodies a great vintage
Ricardo Freitas’ Madeira Homage to an Old Friend
“Wine doesn’t get greater than this. 100 rating.”Niklas Jorgensen, Livets Goda, Sweden
“What more could you want? Boooooooooom! 20/20 rating.””Sarah Ahmed, The Wine Detective, UK
“A spectacular, superlative, unforgettable wine. 20/20 rating.”Revista do Vinhos, Portugal
Alegre Valgañon continues to blaze Rioja's return to its past with a superb old-vine Garnacha.
As Madeira's Mythic Fajã dos Padres restores its Malvasia Candida legacy, the 1993 establishes a new benchmark.
“Absolutely a fantastic wine.”Ricardo Freitas on the 1993 Fajã dos Padres
“The Fajã dos Padres is without doubt the most celebrated of all the vineyards in Madeira.”Alex Liddell
The first, highly rated effort of a new Verduno winemaker
“Supple, expressive … serious underlying structure. 94 rating.”Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator
“Very concentrated yet lively and refreshing at the same time. 17/20 rating.”Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
The Throwback 2013s & a Breathtaking 2011-2013 Vertical.
“There is no estate in the entire Rhône Valley making finer wines.”Josh Reynolds on Allemand
Fabio Alessandria's best Barbera—vinified with 50% whole clusters—is again brilliant in 2019.
Rare vintages from Bandol’s rising traditional star, Domaine du Gros ’Noré
“I was blown away by the quality here ... most likely the wines of the vintage.”Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate on the 2011s
Bernard Faurie’s Hermitage Bessards-Le Méal
“Classy wine, yes indeed. 6 stars.”John Livingstone-Learmonth
The Great 2009 Ferraton Hermitages
“Spectacular. 96 rating.”Robert Parker on the Hermitage Dionnières
“Long and authoritative. 95 rating.”James Molesworth on the Hermitage Le Méal
A scarce mini-vertical from the Master of Meunier
“When you taste wine for a living, sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective on just how rare some of the best wines are. Seeing the audience totally turned on by a relatively unknown wine is immensely gratifying .... one of the raciest, most viscerally thrilling wines of the afternoon.”Antonio Galloni on Jérôme Prévost
Guigal’s 2010 Hermitage
“A majestic but fragrant nose ... 18/20”Jancis Robinson
“Stunning. 94 rating.”Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
“Always one of the smartest buys in high-end Northern Rhône reds. 94 rating”James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
Jaboulet’s 2011 Hermitage La Chapelle in ex-domaine 6 bt. OWC
“One of the standouts of the vintage in the entire Rhône Valley.”Josh Raynolds on 2011 La Chapelle
“Recent vintages (starting with 2009) have been among the greatest wines made at this estate since one of the all-time classics, the 1990.”Jeb Dunnuck on La Chapelle
The Great 2008 Biondi-Santi Brunello
“A knockout: this is Brunello 101.”Ian d’Agata, Vinous
2007 Olga Raffault Chinon “Les Picasses” plus an 2007/1990 combo. All mint!
“Outstanding … superb potential. 92+ rating.”John Gilman on the 2007
The 250-case Real de Asúa isn't just rare, it's great. Here are the superb 2012 & 2015.
“Spectacularly good. 96 rating.”Tim Atkin, MW on the 2015
“Riojan spirit … subtle. Elegant, with pure, long red fruit. 18/20 rating.”El Mundo Vino on the 2012
The Legendary 2001 Rotllan Torra Tirant
“Spectacular … tremendous intensity and texture … a special wine.” 96-98 rating.”Robert Parker
Brilliant … intense, pure … powerful, yet elegant … a joy to drink. 95 rating.”Jeb Dunnuck
2017 Giuseppe Quintarelli Bianco Secco
“A blend of practically every grape you have ever imagined growing in the Veneto but with Quintarelli concentration.”Jancis Robinson on Bianco Secco
Now in their 15th year under our care, we’re finally letting go of our stash of 1990 Produttori Barbaresco Jeroboams.
The great 2016 & 2017 vintages of Contino's ultimate wine, rarely seen in the US.
“One of the most beautiful and elegant young vintages of Contino Viño del Olivo ... it will be magical in due course.”John Gilman on the 2017 Viña del Olivo
“Powerful and elegant ... it seems to have all the ingredients for a long development in bottle.”Luis Gutiérrez on the 2016 Viña del Olivo
Huet’s magical 2018 Clos du Bourg Sec
“It is going to be stellar! 94 rating.”John Gilman
From Lapierre & Foillard, three of Beaujolais’ most coveted wines in impossible-to-find 3-liter Jeroboams
“Great wines that are a joy to drink … tensile expressions of terroir, bursting at the seams with freshness and tension.”Neal Martin on Lapierre
“Wonderful, life-affirming expressions of Beaujolais ... superb tension and energy.”Neal Martin on Foillard
It was worth the wait for Côte Rôtie giant Pierre Bénetière’s 2009 and 2010 Condrieu.
“True, expressive wines, in the mould of their maker.”John Livingstone-Learmonth on Bénetière’s Condrieus
The Outstanding 2010 Poggio Antico
“Radiant. 94 rating.”Kerin O’Keefe
“Very intense and harmonious. 97 rating.”James Suckling
Faiveley's Epic Corton “Clos des Cortons”
“Hugely rich, chewy wine with compelling sweetness and mineral verve … a monster of a Burgundy. 96 rating.”Steve Tanzer
“A massive wine, with simply huge mid-palate concentration, power and muscle … for the very long haul. 94-96 rating.”Burghound
The Nearly Impossible to Find Jura Wines of Philippe Bornard
“An absolute star of the zone.”Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate
The iconic Contino Reserva is rarely seen in the U.S. Here's the outstanding 2015.
“One of my absolute favorites of this genre.”John Gilman on Contino
“Terroir-driven, classical-modern. 94 rating on the 2015.”Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate
“Dense tannins with freshness and intensity. 96 rating.”James Suckling
Marcarini’s Brunate & La Serra are the magical bookends for worshippers of Langhe terroir. They’re essential to any collection of traditional 2016 Barolos, especially at our prices.
“Youthful power and structure giving way in the fullness of time to an almost velvety texture … about as classic an example of Brunate as one can find.”John Gilman on Marcarini’s Brunate
“The beautiful perfume of great Barolo … one of the great wines of La Morra.”John Gilman on Marcarini’s La Serra
“All about finesse … polished, precise … taut, refined tannins.”Kerin O’Keefe on the 2016 Marcarini La Serra
Pierre-Jean Villa’s scarce, and sought-after, Côte Rôtie Fongeant & Saint-Joseph Tildé.
“… the upper tier of northern Rhône wine producers.”Josh Raynolds on Pierre-Jean Villa
“PJV is now one of the greatest winegrowers in the northern Rhône.”Michel Bettane on Pierre-Jean Villa
At age seven, Livio Sassetti’s 2013 Pertimali Brunello is just coming into its own.
“Fabulous length … 98 rating.”James Suckling
“A wine of beautiful and noteworthy elegance … 93 rating.”Monica Larner
The Brilliant 2014 La Chablisienne Grand Crus, Les Clos and Valmur
“A marvelous Les Clos.”Neal Martin on the 2014 Les Clos
“Both complex and delicious … highly recommended.”Neal Martin on the 2014 Valmur
Two anointed barrels, named "David" and "Goliath," gave birth to the magical 2016 Châteauneuf that bears their name.
“Remarkable richness, length and purity. 96 rating.”The Wine Advocate
California’s Syrah pioneer makes a career wine in his thirtieth year.
“Outstanding aromatic complexity. 94 rating.”John Gilman on 2015 North Canyon Road Syrah
“Edmunds St. John is one of the most important and trailblazing wineries in the state of California.”John Gilman
“As fine a Syrah as we've ever bottled.”Steve Edmunds
It's not just the mid- to high-90s ratings. These Saint-Damien 2016s could change forever how you think about Gigondas.
“A reference point for traditional Gigondas.”Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
“Noteworthy for their marriage of flavor intensity and balance.”Josh Raynolds
In the derby to succeed Clos Rougeard, Roches Neuves' 2017 Les Mémoires could seal the deal.
“All of his wines are superb, but not easy to obtain because the demand for them is so great. 5 out of 5 stars.”Michel Bettane
“One of the finest wine producers in the entire Loire valley.”Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
“Without a doubt, a grand vin de garde ... Sublime! 18/20”La Revue du Vin de France on the 2017 Mémoiress
Domaine du Vissoux’s Moulin-à-Vent Les Trois Roches triumphs in the great 2017 Beaujolais vintage.
“A fantastic expression of Moulin-à-Vent from one of Beaujolais’s greatest winemakers. 95 rating.”William Kelley, Wine Advocate
Two Old Madeira showcases from Ricardo Freitas.
“Aromatically intense … enormous concentration … full of character … a wine of an author. 19/20 rating”Grandes Escolhas on Vinho do Embaixador
“Very fragrant and elegant … complex and distinct … a brilliant wine. 18.5/20 rating.”Revista de Vinhos on Vinho do Reitor
Three young winemakers are making Châteauneuf-du-Pape as it once was—in price and style.
“Extremely bright and vivid, with … a mineral dimension. 95 rating.”Decanter
Yves Gangloff’s Brilliant 2014 Côte Rôties: La Barbarine and La Sereine Noire ... plus rarities from 1990 & 1998
“Some of the appellation’s most distinctive wines.”James Molesworth, Wine Spectator
“Trademark finesse and stylish fruit.”John Livingstone-Learmonth
1996 Vilmart Champagne “Cœur de Cuvée”
“One of the true gems with the perfect wine, Cœur de Cuvée, as its most brilliant star.”Richard Juhlin on Vilmart
“Impeccable, elegant Champagnes of the highest level … the wines also age exceptionally well.”Antonio Galloni
Two Outstanding Vintages of d’Angerville’s Volnay Champans, 2010 & 2011
“Wonderful purity and almost completelyAllen Meadows, Burghound on d’Angerville
transparent rendering of the underlying .”
“The epitome of what Volnay is or should be: delicate,Matt Kramer, Making Sense of Burgundy on d’Angerville
fragrant wines of great finesse that are structured for long life.”
, Making Sense of Burgundy on d’Angerville
La Gerla’s 2010 Brunello
“Notable depth, structure and power … a thing of beauty.Antonio Galloni
2007 Cédric Bouchard Roses de Jeanne Côte de Béchalin
“Absolutely striking.”Antonio Galloni
The 2016 Vouvray Demi-Sec may be the greatest in Foreau's long history. Here it is, direct from the domaine and at a great price.
“Mind-blowing … a truly spine-tingling demi-sec, the true essence of Vouvray … 97 rating.”Chris Kissack, Wine Doctor
“Absolutely delectable and impeccably balanced … tender and succulent … suave yet athletic frame. 97 rating.”Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous
Our first chance ever to buy Australia’s sole Bordeaux-pedigreed First Growth direct. And what better time than in arguably the greatest vintage since its birth in 1976?
“The greatest Quintet ever? Certainly in my lifetime! 99 rating.”Nick Stock
“Mesmerizingly silky … 99 rating.”James Halliday
“With its distinctive character and evocative scent of place, it is a profound hallmark of Yarra Valley terroir.”Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine
The legendary 2015 & 2016 Cuvée Constances from Huet's library at an historically great price.
“Great, almost electric tension, finesse and vitality. 98 rating.”Stephane Reinhardt, Wine Advocate on the 2015
“Nectar of the gods! 97 rating.”John Gilman on the 2016
Zilliken’s Rare Dry Grand Cru Riesling from Two Knockout Vintages
“Dynamite 95+ rating ... An utter masterpiece 96 rating.”John Gilman on the 2015 & 2011 Zilliken Rausch Grosses Gewachs
“The most brilliant of all Saar wines ... sleek, radiantly clear Rieslings ... truly timeless."Vinous
Alzinger’s Loibenberg Smaragd from the outstanding 2012 vintage.
“Extraordinary Riesling. 95 rating.”David Schildknecht, The Wine Advocate
“Germany’s answer to Clos Ste. Hune.”John Gilman on Keller
“If I had to choose one wine to show how great dry German Riesling can be, I would show a Keller Riesling ... the German Montrachets.”Jancis Robinson
“The best producer in Germany today ... everything he touches turns to gold.”Joel Payne in Tanzer’s IWC
The legend-in-the-making 2015 Mosel Spätlesen — four giants rated between 94 and 95 by Gilman or the Wine Advocate in a compelling mixed 6-pack.
“The wines just sizzle across the palate.”John Gilman on the top 2015 Mosel Spätlesen
Markus Molitor’s 2015 3 star Auslese Gold Caps could define Mosel greatness for a generation.
“A skyrocketing Auslese. 99 rating.”Stephan Reinhardt on 2015 Wehlener Sonnenuhr *** Auslese GK
“A laser beam of great Riesling. 99 rating.”Stephan Reinhardt on 2015 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr *** Auslese GK
Peter Jakob Kühn dominates the Rheingau, as Müller does the Mosel and Keller the Rheinhessen. This rare Kühn case features the great 2015s & the uber-scarce 2014 Landeflecht & Schlehdorn.
“Wines of extraordinary clarity, complexity and energy.”David Schildknecht
"Thrilling wines ... transcendental.”Stephan Reinhardt
"A calm and effortless force … our ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2016.”Gault & Millau
Seventeen years in barrel, the majestic 1997 Nikolaihof Riesling Vinothek
“A great, unique and stimulating wine ... 97 rating.”Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate
A unique offer of 1998, 1999 & 2001 Ch. Musar Red.
“Reminds me very strongly of what the beautiful 1978 and 1979 drank like back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s ... a classic Musar! 94+ rating.”John Gilman on the 2001
“Really lovely wine. Fresh, sweet with some very slight mintiness ... 18.5/20 rating.”Jancis Robinson on the 1998
“Broad and rich with a minty note ... already gorgeous ... 18.5/20 rating.”Jancis Robinson on the 1999
Clemens Busch’s Profound 2015 Riesling Pündericher Marienburg “Rothenpfad” Reserve GG
“Kind of like a liquid Holy Grail Riesling for purists. 97 rating.”Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
At 98 points, Jane Anson rates 2001 and 2005 highest among all mature Gruaud Laroses of the past 25 years. We can both vintages from the château’s library at giveaway prices.
“Reflects the heights that this vintage is reaching right now. 98 rating.”Jane Anson on 2001 Gruaud Larose, ex-château
“Utterly spellbinding. 98 rating.”Jane Anson on 2005 Gruaud Larose, ex-château
Paitin, a founder of modern Barbaresco, including the great 2010s & mythic 1978
“At the top of their game.”Antonio Galloni
In the heart of Barolo, a tiny plot of 120-year-old vines produces a wine like no other.
A transcendent Barolo from an emerging Old School star for as little as $49.95 a bottle.
“Absolutely gorgeous … simply exquisite.”Antonio Galloni on 2018 Trediberri Barolo del Comune di La Morra
“One of the most knowledgeable and passionate young producers to have appeared on the Langhe scene in years.”Ian D’Agata on Trediberri’s Nicola Oberto
Disgorged after 20 years on the lees, 2000 Philipponnat Grand Blanc “L.V.” is a marvel of complexity and freshness. At $195.95 a bottle, it is a gift.
Ex-Château Bottles & Cases from Las Cases' Library at Can't-Miss Prices
“The 2003 Léoville Las Cases becomes more and more reminiscent of the 1982 as it ages.”William Kelley
“A seamless classic.”Robert Parker
A trio of great vintages in magnum: 2001, 2004 and 2006 Tondonia Reserva from López de Heredia’s library at an amazing price.
“The quality gap between the Reserva and Gran Reserva has been getting smaller since the 2001 vintage.”Luis Gutiérrez on Viña Tondonia
2002 Dom Ruinart Blanc de Blancs
“One of the truly great wines ever made at this historic . 97 rating.”Antonio Galloni
We've written for years about Louis Boillot’s venture into Beaujolais from his home base in Chambolle-Musigny. With his 2020s, and two stunning new old-vine cuvées, that venture reaches a new level.
“Serious, elegantly muscular cru Beaujolais built to age with grace.”William Kelley on Louis Boillot
The rare 2018 Boekenhoutskloof Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon reveal South Africa’s potential for greatness.
“An impressive wine … subtle, scented and almost delicate, with filigree tannins. 97 rating.”Tim Atkin MW on the 2018 Syrah
“Deep wells of liqueur-like fruit … an amazing Cabernet. 18.5/20 rating.”Matthew Jukes on the 2018 Cabernet
With age, Ch. Potensac starts tasting like its sister château Léoville-Las-Cases. That's why Las-Cases' owner often serves it blind to his guests. (They seldom spot the ringer.) The 2005 is one of the great Potensacs ever. Here's an exclusive ex-château offer of magnums.
“The palate is a real charmer, showing a polished confidence ... A wine certainly punching above its weight. 94 rating.”Chris Kissack thewinedoctor.com (2021)
“The 2005 Potensac is absolutely gorgeous.”Antonio Galloni (2021)
“Gorgeous texture and purity.”Robert Parker (2008)
1971 Barisone Barolo ex- Franceso Rinaldi
This is the first time we've included this remarkable wine in one of our offers. Sadly, given our diminishing supply, it will almost certainly be the last.
Nals Margreid’s Brilliant 2016 Pinot Bianco “Sirmian”.
“A knockout wine of impeccable balance … very intense … multilayered and dense. 94 rating.”Ian D’Agata
In 2013, many of Valentini’s old Trebbiano vines were destroyed, making 2012 & 2013 a turning point for an iconic wine.
“It is with the white, made from the usually ordinary Trebbiano grape, that Valentini stakes its claim to greatness.”Eric Asimov
“One of Italy’s most iconic producers.”Antonio Galloni on Valentini
2006 Querciabella Camartina... including rare large formats
“Awesome … this wine has it all. 95 rating.”Antonio Galloni
The Extraordinary 2015 Tenuta Argentiera Bolgheri Superiore
“Wonderfully soft and velvety. 94 rating.”Monica Larner
“Puts Argentiera with the best of the best in Tuscany. 99 rating.”James Suckling
2015 Fèlsina “Colonia” Chianti Classico Gran Selezione
“Quickly rising to the top of the list of the most collectible wines made in the Chianti Classico appellation ... a spectacular achievement. 98 rating.”Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
“Dark and explosive … an impressive Colonia. 96 rating.”Antonio Galloni
The Brilliant 2014 Percarlo
“Silky, polished … one of the stars of the vintage. Don’t miss it. 96 rating.”Antonio Galloni
Scarce mags of the legend-in-the-making Super Tuscan, 2015 Saffredi
“Focused and beautiful … goes on for minutes. 99 rating.”James Suckling
“A total head-turner … all the magic that Le Pupille is capable of … magnificent! 97 rating.”Antonio Galloni
A turn towards tradition yields a total bargain: Le Pupille’s 2013 Poggio Valente Riserva
“Elegance and power ... a breakthrough wine ... 95+ rating.”Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate
Fèlsina Rancia Riserva: A towering expression of Sangiovese
“Shaping up to be a real stunner. 94-96+ rating.”Antonio Galloni on the 2013 Rancia
“Built on compelling overall harmony. 94+ rating.”Antonio Galloni on the 2012 Rancia
2010 Isole e Olena Collezione de Marchi Cabernet Sauvignon
“The 2010 is incredible ... 98 rating”Antonio Galloni
“The best pure Cabernet Sauvignon in Italy.”James Suckling
1998-2011: Fontodi’s Brilliant “Vigna del Sorbo” in an amazing 6-vintage vertical
“One of the Great Reds of Italy.”Antonio Galloni
We now have our direct allocation of Mount Mary's great 2020 Chardonnay. Not only can we offer it 20% below any Australian source. You can't find it elsewhere in America at any price.
“Classy, great, powerful, detailed and full. 96 rating.”Erin Brooks, MW, Wine Advocate
“Extreme length ... has a very long plateau ahead. 97 rating.”James Halliday
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